Starred restaurants in Florence, divine flavours

The eleven Florentine restaurants awarded by the Michelin Guide, for those who seek an unforgettable culinary experience in addition to great food.

In Florence, as we know, great food is certainly not missing. Just walk through the centre while keeping an eye open to spot a typical restaurant, a lampredottaio, or the magnificent bistecca (steak), asking locals where to find a good one! However, sometimes you want something more; to give yourself a gift, and to treat yourself to a food and wine sensory experience that goes further.

The flavours found at the 11 starred restaurants in Florence are simply divine, located in historic or charming locations that make these dishes true works of art.

Florentine restaurants awarded in 2021 by the Michelin Guide

  • 3 Michelin Stars ***
Enoteca Pinchiorri in via Ghibellina 87, Florence - Chef Riccardo Monco

The culinary flagship of Florence that’s famous in Italy and all over the world is the most awarded in the Tuscan capital. Its first star dates back to 1982, and it has maintained 3 stars since 2004. Located in the 18th-century Palazzo Jacometti – Cioffi, the Enoteca Pinchiorri of Giorgio Pinchiorri and his wife Annie Féolde offers the opportunity to enter into their world with the Discovery Menu at € 175 per person.

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  • 2 Michelin Stars **
Santa Elisabetta in piazza Sant’Elisabetta 3, Florence - Chef Rocco De Santis

Located in the Byzantine Tower of Pagliazza - formerly a women’s prison in the 12th century - the Santa Elisabetta starred restaurant was awarded 2 Michelin stars in 2021, in addition to two Forchette by Gambero Rosso. A minimalist kitchen that follows the seasons, their tasting menus range from 3 to 9 courses. Menu

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  • 1 Michelin Star *
Gucci Osteria by Massimo Bottura in Piazza della Signoria 10, Florence - Chef Massimo Bottura

In the Gucci Osteria, Massimo Bottura puts his signature on the cuisine by Mexican chef Karime Lopez Moreno Tagle whose South American influence creates the dishes at the osteria. Menu

Il Palagio in Borgo Pinti 99, Florence - Chef Paolo Lavezzini

Located in the 15th-century Palazzo della Gherardesca that houses the Four Seasons, its new chef Lavezzini has replaced Vito Mollica, the historic chef at the starred restaurant. At Il Palagio, you can also try the starred Sunday brunch, at € 120 per person. Menu

La Leggenda dei Frati in Costa San Giorgio 6 / a, Florence - Chefs Filippo Saporito and Ombretta Giovannini

The starred restaurant is located inside the spectacular Villa Bardini, from where you can admire the best views of Florence. It takes its name from the Sienese legend that tells of three friars who spend a night eating and drinking delicacies... Menu

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Ora d’Aria in Via dei Georgofili 11 / r, Florence - Chef Marco Stabile

Marco Stabile’s personality shines through at the Ora d’Aria restaurant, awarded with a Michelin star. The chef has made his dream come true and expresses his passion through modern and fun dishes. Menu

Borgo San Jacopo in Borgo San Jacopo 62, Florence - Chef Claudio Mengoni

Overlooking the banks of the Arno and just a few metres from the Ponte Vecchio, Borgo San Jacopo is a high-quality, romantic dining experience. Menu

La Bottega del Buon Caffè in Lungarno Benvenuto Cellini 69 / r, Florence - Chef Erez Ohayon

The Michelin experience at the Bottega del Buon Caffè (temporarily closed) serves products grown in their gardens at the Borgo Santo Pietro farm. 

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Starred Restaurants around Florence

To combine the pleasure of great cuisine with that of the Tuscan countryside, the Michelin-star restaurants around Florence are: Virtuoso - Tenuta le Tre Virtù in Scarperia and San Piero, La Torre in Tavernelle Val di Pesa, and Osteria di Passignano in Badia a Passignano.

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